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Magi

the three Wise men who visited the infant Jesus in Bethlehem

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Martin Luther

German religious leader who founded Protestantism after protesting against the Roman Catholic Church

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mass

the main ceremony of worship in the Roman Catholic faith

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Mecca

birthplace of Mohammed and the holy city of Islam

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menorah

the eight-pronged candleholder used during the Jewish festival of Hanukkah

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minister

the leader of the congregation of worshipers in a Protestant church

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Mohammed

the Arabian prophet who received God's revelation and passed it on in the Koran; these teachings form the basis of the Moslem religion or Islam

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monk

devotes himself to a holy life of study, prayer, and good works

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Moslems

a Moslem or Muslim is a person who believes in Islam

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mosque

a Moslem house of worship

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Nativity

the birth of Jesus described in the New Testament

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New Testament

tells the story of Jesus' life and presents the main ideas of Christianity

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nun

a woman who devotes herself to a life of study, prayer, and good works

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Old Testament

refer to the first part of the Bible

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Palm Sunday

the Sunday before Easter

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Paradise

everything is perfect and everyone is happy

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Passover

the Jewish festival taht celebrates the Exodus or the escape of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt

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Philosopher

a person who thinks and writes about basic questions

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pilgrimage

A pilgrimage is a journey to a holy place

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Madonna

paintings or statues of Mary holding the baby Jesus

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